How much does a FUE hair transplant cost?

Hair loss and a receding hairline on young males is becoming more common and can be very stressful. There are several reasons younger generations are noticing hair loss at an earlier age.

One reason is alopecia, a generic condition that can be incredibly stressful for many people since there are only a few solutions for this. One option to consider is a surgical solution, Hair Transplant.

As with all medical or surgical procedures, a transplant is a big decision that should be made carefully and well informed. Price is a vital part of this consideration process, especially considering that most health insurances do not cover these types of procedures.

How to calculate the cost of a hair transplant?

In order to determine the cost, it's important to understand how surgeons calculate it, and all factors that affect the cost.

The first thing to clarify is that there is no fixed hair transplant cost, each one is unique, and it depends on different factors, like the affected area and the graft donor section, level of alopecia, age, among others.

Cost of living

This one especially depends on the State or City in which you decide to have a hair transplant procedure, as each State and region can vary the prices that surgeons will charge

Number of grafts

FUE procedure involves removing hair follicles one by one from the donor area and grafting them into a bald section. The procedure´s cost depends on the number of grafts needed to restore the patients hair. That's why most hair transplant surgeons charge per graft.

Skill and experience of the surgeon

It goes without saying, that the more experienced and skilled the surgeon is, the more expensive the procedure will probably be, it is the same in hair transplants, although the higher the cost doesn’t necessarily mean better, so one must be careful.

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Average cost of a hair transpant in the United States

There are some general price ranges that we can use to give a rough estimate for a FUE transplant. The average cost of a hair transplant ranges between $4,000- $15,000 (WebMD, 2019) depending on the factors mentioend above. Here is a comparions table with average cost on some States.

# Grafts Texas Illinois California New York
1,000 $5,000 $5,000 $6,000 $7,500
2,000 $10,000 $10,000 $12,000 $15,600
3,000 $15,000 $15,000 $18,000 $22,500
4,000 $20,000 $20,000 $24,000 $30,500
4,000 $25,000 $25,000 $30,000 $37,000

Keep in mind that these are average estimates, and they can differ greatly, depending on the factors mentioned above. The easiest way to get an estimate of a hair transplant is with an online consultation, most clinics offer these online evaluations for free.

Additional cost to consider

Apart from what the surgeon charges, there are other costs that could be associated with the procedure, like treatments and/or medicine, as well as further doctor visits.

Transportation and accommodation must be considered if you decide to travel to have a Hair Transplant in a different city, as these can be expensive. It goes without saying that the sooner you book these, the cheaper it will be.

You should keep in mind these additional costs, especially if you are travelling to do a hair transplant.

Average cost of a hair transpant in the United States

There are some general price ranges that we can use to give a rough estimate for a FUE transplant. The average cost of a hair transplant ranges between $4,000- $15,000 (WebMD, 2019) depending on the factors mentioend above. Here is a comparions table with average cost on some States.

# Grafts Texas California New York
1,000 $5,000 $6,000 $7,500
2,000 $10,000 $12,000 $15,600
3,000 $15,000 $18,000 $22,500
4,000 $20,000 $24,000 $30,500
4,000 $25,000 $30,000 $37,000

Keep in mind that these are average estimates, and they can differ greatly, depending on the factors mentioned above. The easiest way to get an estimate of a hair transplant is with an online consultation, most clinics offer these online evaluations for free.

Additional cost to consider

Apart from what the surgeon charges, there are other costs that could be associated with the procedure, like treatments and/or medicine, as well as further doctor visits.

Transportation and accommodation must be considered if you decide to travel to have a Hair Transplant in a different city, as these can be expensive. It goes without saying that the sooner you book these, the cheaper it will be.

You should keep in mind these additional costs, especially if you are travelling to do a hair transplant.

So, how much does a hair transplant cost?

It depends on many factors. But it also has a high success rate to solve the alopecia problem and most of the patients are happy with the results. If you are thinking about getting a hair transplant, and have the funds, we highly encourage our patients to do a research and make an informed decision.

If you are looking for an affordable option for your Hair Transplant, having the procedure abroad might be a solution. Mexico might be an option, many hair clinics in Mexico also offer free online consultations, as well offer different kinds of financial plans to help you.

At Hair Center Mexico, our experienced hair restoration surgeons will be happy to help you determine an accurate cost for your hair transplant needs.